Top 25 Tech Gifts for 2012

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2012-10-04T12:42:41Z

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iPod touch

Who makes it: Apple

What it costs: $299-$399

Why we like it: The iPod touch has always had a close kinship with the iPhone, and the new one is no exception. The 4-inch screen is the same Retina display found on the iPhone 5, while the new camera is as good as the excellent one on the 4S, and worlds better than previous touches. But the new iPod manages to carve out an identity of its own with bright colors and a design that even incorporates a pop-out button for a matching wristband. Hey -- an iLanyard!